Outdoor San Diego Entries for August, 2010

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Milky Way Viewing at Its Best

The Milky Way appears at its most glorious during August and September evenings free of moonlight (this year, the most ...

Warm Water, Shore Birds, and Jasmine

Warm Water Temperatures, into the 70s Fahrenheit over the past several weeks, won't last much longer. As fall approaches, shorter ...

Grunion Runs and a Full Moon

Grunion Runs are predicted to occur during the late evening hours (generally after 10pm and before 1am), following the nocturnal ...

Venus's Elongation and the Effect of Thunderstorms on Ocotillos

Venus, the lanternlike planet shining in the west after sunset, reaches greatest elongation from the sun on Thursday, August 19. ...

Warm Air, Warm Water, and Sandpipers

San Diego's Warmest Weather, on average, should occur in August through early September, according to statistics compiled from several decades ...

The Perseid Meteor Shower, Venus, Mars, and Saturn

The Perseid Meteor Shower, the best known of the many meteor displays that return annually, will take place under optimum ...

Low Tides and Grunion Rides

Extreme Low Tides early next week (the lowest levels for the month of August) occur during the wee hours of ...

So-Called Winter Stars

Watchers of the Dawn Sky early this month will notice the bright, so-called winter stars (especially those in the constellations ...

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